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Smoking cessation with specific populations

Pregnant women

Attempt non-pharmacological strategies with all women who are pregnant and who smoke.

Suggest NRT for pregnant women who are unable to quit using non-pharmacological methods.

Patients in Ontario can consult the Hospital for Sick Children's Motherisk program for information about using NRT in pregnancy.

A useful Canadian resource for health care providers is Pregnets, which focuses on reducing the harms related to smoking during pregnancy. The site features a downloadable toolkit (PDF) for treating patients who are pregnant and who smoke, as well as information for patients.

Patients with coronary artery disease

Make smoking cessation medications available to patients with cardiovascular disease who have not been able to quit using non-pharmacological methods.